Lily’s great geomodel T-shirt art.

Lily’s great geomodel T-shirt art.

Our Ecohydrologist Lily Hwang,  also an artist and Abobe Illustrator wrangler, has produced this charming T-shirt graphic. It features her,  Meriam Lahlou (our amazing multilingual business manager), and me in a loud shirt. What do you think?  Do you like it?...

Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

A few photos from today’s work. Little River Research & Design is on a roll.  Like the kind I remember on gravel roads in Arkansas way back, mostly great fun but with seriously unpleasant jolts. Bumps like a rejection from NSF last week. And very cool stuff...

In praise of buttonbush for river restoration.

In praise of buttonbush for river restoration.

Imagine it’s March, late in the season for planting rooted seedling trees in the Midwest.  You see hundreds of  #2 pencil-sized twigs, each with a few pitiful roots on one end, laying in the sun on a stream restoration site in suburban St. Louis.  It’s...

Missouri’s Current River.

Missouri’s Current River.

I’m always surprised how few geomorph types know the Current River in the Missouri Ozarks. Kate and I are finishing a short working trip there. This photo shows me with a project I designed in 1994 at Big Spring. This National Park Service site has a rich...

River models and young students; redesign continues.

River models and young students; redesign continues.

Last week Andrew Podoll , a graduate fellow working with SIUC’s NSF-funded GK-12 Heartland Ecological/Environmental Academic Research Training (HEART) borrowed one of our Em2 models for a local elementary school’s “science night.”  He and the...